The candidate filing period for Wrangell’s local elections is now open through the end of August.
There are two seats up for election on the borough assembly, two seats on the port commission and two on the school board. Those seats all have three-year terms. There’s also a one-year unexpired seat open on the school board and two seats on the hospital board that have four-year terms.
Borough Clerk Kim Lane said anyone interested in getting on the ballot should visit her office at City Hall.
“There’s just something they have to fill out declaring they’d like to be placed on the ballot for consideration for that seat,” Lane said. “And they have to obtain at least 20 voter signatures, registered voter signatures.”
Lane said she can also talk to people interested in becoming a candidate about what’s involved in the process, and what board or commission might be a good fit.
“It’s something you should feel as though you’re passionate about, something that you believe you can bring to that board, commission, assembly, whatnot for the community,” Lane said.
There are also two propositions on the ballot this year. One would amend the charter for the Thomas Bay Power Authority, and the other would make Wrangell elected officials exempt from the financial disclosure law.
Voters need to register by Sept. 6 to be eligible to vote in the Oct. 6 elections.